Israel helped kill Soleimani; Egypt may intervene in Libya; Operation against PKK
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on January 13 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:
Israel intelligence helped US kill Soleimani
American reports have revealed that intelligence from Israel helped confirm information that led to the killing of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, NBC News revealed on Friday.
NBC reported that the Syrian Cham Wings Airlines Airbus A320 landed in Baghdad, stating that the American intelligence services, which are based in the airport, identified the exact time and place of the Iranian general.
Israeli intelligence helped confirm the information.
The US did not warn any of its allies in the West or the Middle East about what was going to take place and only informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
According to the Times of Israel, this what led Netanyahu to say that there were “very, very dramatic things” happening in the region before he was heading to Greece.
“We know that our region is stormy; very, very dramatic things are happening in it,” he told reporters at Ben Gurion Airport.
“We are alert and are monitoring the situation. We are in continuous contact with our great friend the US, including my conversation yesterday afternoon,” he said.
Haftar-linked parliament speaker says may ask Egypt to intervene in Libya
The Speaker of the Tobruk Parliament, Aguila Saleh, yesterday warned that he may ask the Egyptian armed forces to intervene in Libya if other countries send troops into the country.
Speaking before the Egyptian parliament, Saleh whose parliament is supported by the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by renegade General, Khalifa Haftar, slammed the cooperation agreements signed between the internationally recognised Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) and Turkey.
“The Libyan people wanted development and a better life, but found themselves facing terrorist operations, led by countries claiming to be Muslim,” he said.
“Libya does not antagonise anyone, but rather defends its legitimate rights to preserve its lands,” he added.
Saleh slammed what he called “Turkey’s miserable attempt to spread chaos on Libyan lands, by waging a proxy war in favour of some terrorist groups,” praising at the same time the Egyptian armed forces’ support for the Libyan issue and their refusal of the Turkish military intervention in the Libyan territory “which represents a flagrant violation of international laws and conventions”
Turkey launches new operation against PKK
Turkey today launched military operation “Kapan” in an effort to eliminating PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party) fighters from the country’s south, the interior ministry announced.
The gendarmerie command launched the counter-terrorism operation in the rural area of Hakkari province, the interior ministry said in a statement published on its official webpage.
A total of 825 security personnel, including gendarmerie and police forces, are taking part in the operation.
So far, four shelters have been identified and 17 improvised explosive device, three hand-grenades, a Kalashnikov rifle and a large quantity of daily use items destroyed.
With more than a 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK, listed as a terrorist organisation by Ankara, the UK, the US and EU, continued to conduct terrorist attacks in Turkey and against Turkish interests outside of the country.
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